Missy - Rig by Southern Spars

Missy is a high performance sloop-rigged superyacht.  She has a lifting keel and benefits from the latest carbon-fibre composite technology in the construction of her hull, yet she retains all the interior luxuries required for comfortable family cruising.

The initial brief from the client was for a world-cruising yacht that was lightweight and fun to sail, as well as keeping his young family safe in a protected environment.

The cockpit seating arrangement is an interesting aspect for a yacht of this size, allowing guests to rest unhindered, safely nestled in comfort, even during sailing manoeuvres.
The yacht has interconnecting internal spaces which provides many social areas and the largely glass canopy over the saloon gives an open and airy feel, as well as connecting the interior with the cockpit – providing another family-orientated area.

With the cockpit area being so important, the client wanted to be able to cover it completely, at the push of a button, and also be able to stow the bimini away – so as not to obscure the aesthetics of the yacht.  In answer to this, we designed a fully-automated bimini and dodger system that, when stowed, sits flush with the superstructure and Missy’s low profile.